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137th Day Of Lockdown

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Newsmakers

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During our recent interaction, Deepika tells us that she always knew that Cocktail was special

Every character influences you, says Deepika, celebrating 8 years of Cocktail

There has been no looking back for Deepika since, and she has kept delivering powerful performances, one after another

Resul has tentatively titled the film Piharwa, meaning beloved

Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty dons the director's hat

The script is based on Captain ‘Baba’ Harbhajan Singh, an Indian army soldier who served between June 30, 1965 and December 1, 2006

  Spain's former monarch King Juan Carlos I. (AP)

Once a hero, once a king: Juan Carlos' reputation reduced to tatters

In recent years, suspicions about Juan's opaque fortune and his links with the Gulf monarchies have tarnished the legacy of the sovereign

 This combination photo shows the cover art for "Too Much and Never Enough: How My Family Created the World’s Most Dangerous Man", left, and a portrait of author Mary L. Trump, Ph.D. The book, written by the niece of President Donald J. Trump, was originally set for release on July 28, but will now arrive on July 14. (via AP)

Mary Trump's book offers scathing portrayal of her uncle, the US president

The book is the second insider account in two months to paint a deeply unflattering portrait of US president Donald Trump

World

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 Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden (left) and US President Donald Trump. (AP)

Russia acting against Biden, China opposes Trump: US Intelligence

The statement is believed to be the most pointed declaration by US Intelligence community linking Kremlin to efforts to get Trump reelected

 Hong Kong Chief Executive Carrie Lam speaks during a news conference in Hong Kong. (AP)

US sanctions Hong Kong's pro-China leader, other officials

The officials are accused of cooperating with Beijing’s effort to undermine autonomy and crack down on freedom in Hong Kong

Bystanders look at MV Wakashio bulk carrier that had run aground and from which oil is leaking near Blue Bay Marine Park in south-east Mauritius. (AFP)

Mauritius declares emergency as stranded Japanese ship spills fuel

A military transport aircraft with pollution control equipment and a navy vessel to be sent by France for Mauritius’ aid

Business

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 Indian telecom operators revenue grows strongly defying coronavirus, says Fitch. (ANI Photo)

Telecom operators' buck COVID-19 slowdown, reports strong revenue: Fitch

Data traffic surged by 20 to 30 per cent as the lockdown increased demand for data connectivity

Former Reserve Bank of India governor Raghuram Rajan. (PTI Photo)

India must focus on protecting economy not on what rating agencies think: Rajan

He said the RBI needs to focus on whether credit is reaching the stressed areas of the economy

 Sensex surged 362 points on Thursday after the RBI left interest rates unchanged. (PTI Photo)

Sensex ends 362 points higher after RBI policy, Nifty tops 11,200

Tata Steel was the top gainer in the Sensex pack, rising around 4 per cent

Sports

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England's Stuart Broad celebrates after taking the wicket of West Indies' Roston Chase on the second day of the third Test cricket match between England and the West Indies at Old Trafford in Manchester on July 25, 2020. (AFP)

Stuart Broad moves to third in ICC bowler rankings

India's Jasprit Bumrah, out of action due to COVID, has slipped to eight

The IPL is back!

IPL to be held in UAE; tournament to start on September 19 and end on November 8

The IPL has been made possible by the ICC's decision to postpone the October-November T20 World Cup in Australia.

Indian Premier League is back.

IPL 2020 is all set to be held in UAE; BCCI to seek Indian government's clearance

The franchisees had already been working on their plans for the IPL even before the ICC announcement.

Science

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illagers wade through a flooded area following incessant rain, in Saharsa district, Bihar. (PTI)

India Meteorological Department to use artificial intelligence in weather forecasting

Officials say this can help improve 3-6 hours prediction of extreme weather events, especially for issuing nowcasts

Visitors watch while maintaining social distancing during a re-enactment ceremony of the changing of the Royal Guard at the Gyeongbok Palace, one of South Korea's well-known landmarks, in Seoul, South Korea. (AP)

Does physical distancing help? Study says it prevented 1.5 million infections in two weeks

Countries with nation-wide social distancing policies had significantly reduced community mobility than those without policies

 Researchers say the behavioural habits of young children, and the close quarters they occupy in school and daycare settings raise concern for amplified transmission of the virus as public health restrictions are eased. (Representational Image: AFP)

Study finds young children could spread COVID-19 as much as older children, adults

Children younger than five years have much higher levels of the novel coronavirus genetic material in their nose

Life

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Tabby cat Poppet sits on a rug at home of cat consultant Briganne Carter in the outlying island of Cheung Chau in Hong Kong.  (AFP)

Your scratchy, aggressive cat might be suffering from past trauma

For owners who believe their pets are mean, sometimes the problem is probably you

 She sustained "chest injuries" and was said to be in a "serious but stable condition," after suffering a "crush from being hit by a whale's tail," a spokesperson said. (Representational Image: AFP)

Woman crushed by whale's tail at Australia's tourist spot

The 29-year-old was exploring near the World Heritage-listed site in the Indian Ocean when she was struck

Over the years, customers have either forgotten or failed to collect reams of clothing that the couple, Hsu Sho-er, 84 and her husband Chang Wan-ji, 83, never felt able to throw away. Grandson Reef Chang, 31, hit upon the idea of using the clothes to alleviate the couple’s boredom, and featured them on the Instagram account @wantshowasyoung modelling the clothes. (Photo | Instagram - @wantshowasyoung)

The cutest and most fashionable couple on Instagram are in their eighties!

The duo who run a mom-and-pop laundry service in Taiwan have even been featured in the Taiwanese edition of Vogue and Marie Claire.

Relationship

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Another advantage to girl-boy friendships is the way they give boys a chance to talk about their feelings. (Photo: ANI)

Girl-boy bonding can be emotionally enriching

Is girl-boy friendship beneficial? Study finds.

A recent study revealed that acquiring more knowledge about your partner and their actions influences how quickly and optimally they learn to collaborate. (Photo: ANI)

Knowing your colleagues better can avoid workplace conflict

Know your work partner more to avoid conflict.

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The cons of quarantine

With domestic violence on the rise amidst lockdown, one must consider being empathetic, understanding and sensitive towards others

Metros

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Studies carried out by the World Health Organization (WHO) have found that the COVID-19 can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth. REpresentational Image

Here's how to make your car corona free

According to microbiologists, it is hard to predict the transmission of the coronavirus no matter how advanced or expensive a vehicle is

Heavy rain lashed Mumbai city, seen in the picture low lying area of Mumbai like wadala under rain flooded water on Tuesday. (DC Photo- Rajesh Jadhav)

Intense rainfall batters Mumbai, police urges citizens to stay indoors

We request Mumbaikars to stay indoors and not venture out unless it's extremely essential, the city police tweeted

Fire broke out at a bank in the busy central Kolkata's BBD Bagh area on Friday morning. (Representative Image)

Fire breaks out at Union Bank branch in Kolkata, no injuries reported

The incident was reported at India exchange place branch of the Union Bank and six fire tenders were rushed to the spot, the official said

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